22 JULY 2019


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Article from BTNews 22 JULY 2019

AND FINALLY EXTRA: Wings over Fairford

You knew it was coming (BTN 17 June), and it came.

“It” was the Red Arrows and a British Airways Boeing B747, flying together. And not just any B747, but one of BA’s “retro fleet”, reliveried this year in BOAC colours to mark the airline’s celebration this summer of its aviation heritage.

As BTN has said before, some pics just shout to be used. So in case you missed the flypast, which happened at Saturday’s Royal International Air Tattoo, here is part of BA’s photographic record of the event:

PS: A reminder to readers (and some members of the media) - British Airways was created in 1974 with the amalgamation of BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) and BEA (British European Airways). Besides Apollo, 1969 saw the maiden flight of Concorde and the Boeing B747. A great year for aviation.

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Brian Grant, Montreal, Canada

pit they don’t use it today. so distinctive and elegant.